Travis J. Tormey recently represented a client who had been charged with a crime after walking onto the field following a New York Jets football game. The incident occurred at MetLife Stadium, which is located in East Rutherford NJ and is home to the NFL’s New York Jets and New York Giants, immediately after the game ended. Once she was on the field, the client removed a towel from a team bin.
The client did have a field pass to go onto the MetLife field, but she got “jumped the gun” a bit by doing so a little early and without permission. This led to police detaining her and subsequently charging her with disorderly conduct and defiant trespassing. Law enforcement also issued the client a citation for a municipal ordinance for creating a disturbance at MetLife Stadium.
The client was facing serious penalties if convicted, so she sought an experienced criminal defense attorney. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:33-2, disorderly conduct involves engaging in tumultuous behavior with purpose to cause public inconvenience. The statute classifies disorderly conduct as a petty disorderly persons offense, which meant that the client could have been sentenced to as many as 90 days in the local county jail.
After being placed under arrest at MetLife Stadium, the client contacted Travis J. Tormey. Mr. Tormey immediately began her defense and talked to the East Rutherford prosecutor. Mr. Tormey made sure to highlight the fact that his client had permission to be on the field. Moreover, Mr. Tormey said, his client did not have a prior record. Mr. Tormey arranged a favorable plea deal for the client, leading to prosecutors dropping the criminal charges in the case. The client was allowed to enter a guilty plea on the less serious municipal ordinance violation, meaning that he only had to pay a small fine.
Thanks to Travis J. Tormey’s strong representation, the client will not end up with a criminal record as a result of the incident at MetLife Stadium. The outcome of this case was a major victory for the Tormey Law Firm and a great result for the client.
Travis J. Tormey and the Tormey Law Firm frequently represent clients charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, and simple assault in Bergen County, Essex County, Morris County, and elsewhere in NJ. Within Bergen County, Mr. Tormey regularly appears in East Rutherford Municipal Court. Contact him today to schedule a free consultation at his conveniently located office in Hackensack, New Jersey.